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The Burial of the Count of Orgaz

Medium: 
Painting
Year: 
1586
Art Period: 
Renaissance
Dimensions: 
460 cm × 360 cm (180 in × 140 in)

The Burial of the Count of Orgaz is a painting by El Greco, a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. Widely considered among his finest works, it illustrates a popular local legend of his time. An exceptionally large painting, it is very clearly divided into two sections, heavenly above and terrestrial below, but it gives little impression of duality. The upper and lower sections are brought together compositionally.

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